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Unlikely Mastermind

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This was my first attempt at a mix of orchestra and modern drum beats (however I finished From the Ashes before this one), and I think it turned out alright. It's meant to play as almost two 'sections', the first half being less jarring, more smooth, as this would be the Unlikely Mastermind getting his idea...then, part two starts up with a much faster, louder, and somewhat crazy sound as he enacts it.



Where did you get your sounds, and what do you use. I'd love to get those orchestra sounds, they sound amazing. Please tell me :D. However, other then that, I like the song. The orchestration is good in terms of melody and repitition of said melody. Also the second part is awesome sounding. The only problem I have with the modern drum beat is that it just doesn't seem to fit. Make the first drum beat, "bum-ta" more complex, perferably with cymbals, since the hat seems to be the thing that made it fit the best. I personally don't like the hat tamberine in this song, but that's up to you, I'd have rather heard a hi-hat. Also, make it longer, this song is absolutely amazing, and I'd like to hear more of it. Seriously, I love this song man. Now don't forget to tell me where you got those orchestra sounds so I can use them :D. Good song man 5/5 9/10 (-1 for being to short :P)

ValikSparks responds:

Hey! Thanks so much for the review -very encouraging...I'm an amatuer, and have no idea what I'm doing -seriously, I can't even read music..I do what I do by ear, and just make what 'sounds good' to me. I'll definitely keep in mind your suggestions, and I'd love to try implenting them, and making a longer, better version of this as soon as I get some time and inspiration.
The exact instruments I use are from East West Instruments (soundsonline.com I think), specifically East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold, and Stormdrum (don't think I used that one in this piece though). And I edit the sounds into music in FL Studio 9. But...East West Instruments are freaking expensive...you might look into 'Garriton Personal Orchestra', which is cheaper I think, and of comparable quality.

Thanks again!

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Credits & Info


4.15 / 5.00

Dec 11, 2010
2:32 AM EST
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 23 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.